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5G-PRT: 5G based Passive Radar UAS Tracking and Targeting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT21C00000013
Agency Tracking Number: 20.1-DHS201-008-0030-II
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS201-008
Solicitation Number: DHS20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-09-30
Small Business Information
5700 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757-3122
United States
DUNS: 117394919
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Daniels
 Chief Technical Officer/Principal Investigator
 (512) 203-4173
Business Contact
 Mark Leach
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (512) 779-3374
Research Institution

Cobalt Solutions is proposing a Phase II SBIR effort for our 5G Passive RADAR-based UAS Tracking and Targeting (5G-PRT) capability to counter the urban drone threat.5G mmWave base-stations are being densely deployed in the urban core of cities to support the demands of 5G-unique applications. UAS activity in this urban core will be a public safety and National security threat if bad actors employ drones to create mischief or foster attacks. In Phase I we established the feasibility of using 5G mmWave signals as the "illuminating" signal for tracking and targeting UAS in the urban environment. We will build and demonstrate 5G-PRT in Phase II. Cobalt is investing in the PR 1000 sensor that forms the core of the 5G-PRT system. This will reduce risk for DHS and accelerate commercialization. Cobalt will build an engineering design model (EDM) of 5G-PRT and conduct tests of the capability, in cooperation with DHS, to validate the performance against drone threats in urban environments. This will lay the groundwork for our commercial product that can be offered for sale to DHS and others.By leveraging5G base-stations as illuminators andthe dramatic decreases in mmWave component costs as a result of 5G, we will be able to offer DHS and others a highly affordable, compact, portable sensor suite which we believe will be a commercial success.As with Phase I, Phase II will be led by our PI, Dr. Robert Daniels, a recognized expert in both commercial 5G and modern RADAR applications.

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